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Desmond meaning and name origin

Desmond \d(e)-smo-nd, des-mond\ as a boy's name is pronounced DEZ-mund. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Desmond is "from South Munster". An Irish surname referring to Munster, one of the five regions of ancient Ireland. South African cleric and activist Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Desmond has 3 variant forms: Des, Desmund and Dezmond.

A suggested similar baby name is Demond.

Popularity of Desmond

Desmond is a very popular first name for males (#581 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5129 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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